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Sample the best of Budapest on this 3-hour culinary walking tour. Your expert foodie guide will show you the local ingredients at the Great Market Hall and where to try a hot helping of goulash, a stew made Hungarian-style with paprika. You’ll also taste traditional sweets, seafood and local meats. As you walk, you’ll also have the chance to snap photos of top attractions like the bustling Andrássy Avenue and the towering structure of St. Stephen’s Basilica.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Budapest food tour including the Central Market Hall, Central Pest and the Jewish quarter
  • Learn about Hungarian cuisine from a local guide, passionate about food
  • Sample salami, sausage, freshwater fish and award-winning chocolate
  • Visit Budapest Central Market Hall and a retro bar to enjoy a spritzer
  • Stop for photos next to the Great Synagogue and try some local Jewish specialties
  • Enjoy a bowl of Hungarian goulash near St Stephen’s Cathedral

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A must-do tour for all foodies and for those who want to get a real taste for the Hungarian culture!

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What You Can Expect

Budapest Food Walking Tour

Enjoy Hungarian delicacies on your Budapest food tour!

Over a century old, the Great Market Hall is beloved in Budapest, home to fresh produce and spices from all over the country. You’ll meet your guide here to begin your tour, perusing the rows of peppers, cheese and spices as you learn about food scene in the capital city.

Meat lovers will find many dishes to delight their taste buds when it comes to the Hungarian diet. But don’t despair, vegetarians: peppers, eggplant and other seasonal veggies also play a key role in recipes, and traditional plates like stuffed pancakes are often filled with rich cheeses.

Your next stop will be at a local café, where you can try out freshwater fish and delicious chocolate made in Pest. Then cleanse your palette with a Hungarian spritzer while discussing the popular drink list in Budapest.

Afterward, burn a few calories with a stroll to the Jewish Quarter, where you can admire the Great Synagogue and the area’s kosher bakeries and pastry shops. You’ll stop to sample traditional Jewish treats before making your way to the final stop.

As you cross the famous Andrássy Avenue, a noted UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll conclude your tour in an establishment close to St. Stephen’s Basilica. Savor Hungary's signature dish of dumplings and goulash before you go.

Customer Reviews

Cheryl S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Livia was a wonderful guide. The Central Market is amazing and she was very knowledgeable about local culture and cuisine. If you're a foodie, don't miss this one,

George F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

A great way to tour the city. Starting at the city market, tasting local sausage and cheese, then sweets at a chocolate shop, fish soup and matso soup in the Jewish quarter, ending up with goulash and strudel. A wonderful experience!

Emily T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Really, really enjoyed the food walking tour. It lasted longer than I expected and I had more than enough to eat - great variety of samples that gives you a good insight into the Hungarian food. My guide Agnes was extremely knowledgeable, but most importantly it was very evident that she truly cared about her job as a guide and showing tourists the local food scene. She provided so much information on my tour about the food and other historical/cultural facts. The places we went to were all so neat and quaint, nothing commercial. This tour did not feel touristy at all, it felt very personalized and Agnes was extremely pleasant. This is definitely a must do in order to get more familiarized with the area, learn about its history, and taste some great food! I will definitely do a similar tour with her on my new visit to Budapest!

Angela H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A great tour our guest de livid was knowledgeable and passionate about Hungary and its cuisine. She answered all our questions and gave us ideas of where we could go to eat.

Kate M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was fantastic value for money! Agnes was so enthusiastic and full of interesting information on the food and culture of Hungary. I tried a huge variety of food, and very much enjoyed the time with Agnes chatting. I would definitely recommend this tour to someone visiting Budapest as it's informative and fun, and you learn so much about Hungary and its cuisine!

Susan A South Africa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A fabulous tour! Agnes our guide was absolutely amazing....really one of the best weve ever had, and to date we've enjoyed very many Viator tours!. A wonderful informative tour experiencing local tastes, authentic areas, typical restaurants, breathtaking sights, magnificent landmarks, historical places and modern venues....a perfectly designed tour to familiarise oneself with the city. And Agnes went above and beyond to make it so special for us....and with only 2 of us, it turned out to be a private tour, we couldnt have wished for more. Highly recommended, do it!!

Cynthia T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was an excellent Tour. Our guide, she was passionate about her work and Budapest, knew the history easy to be with and the stopping points were off the beaten path. The food was awesome.
Great tour highly recommend it.

alicia r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour and a greater guide! My sister and I have an absolutely amazing time on the Budapest Walking Tour. We were given great insights into the history of Budapest, it's culture and it's food. We were able to sample multiple local delicacies and spend an equal amount of time taking in the sights as well as eating food.
Our guide Agnes was lovely. She made an extra effort to personalize the experience for us when she got to know our personal interests. We truly loved spending the afternoon with her!
I highly recommend this to anyone interested in eating and having a great time.

Sara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We highliy enjoyed this. Judith, although it was her first tour, gave us an experience we will never forget. Great way to get to know Budapest.

Valerie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved this tour! Agnes was an absolutely wonderful guide. She took us to a series of delightful places and was really open about talking about her experiences food-related and otherwise living in Budapest, so we were able to get a truly unique perspective on the city and country's history. She even followed up later by emailing some further recommendations for places to check out in the city, as well as recipes for Hungarian foods we'd sampled. Highly recommended!

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